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  1. Mitigating the Impact of HIV/AIDS on Education Systems in Southern Africa

    The gains of Education for All, 1990 2000 (EFA) are being undone by the AIDS pandemic, particularly in Southern Africa. Nevertheless, most countries in the region, as elsewhere, do not yet factor the influence of AIDS into education planning. While attention has been given by many ministries to teaching children about safe sex through the Life Skills curriculum, little has as yet been done to assess the actual and potential damage of AIDS to learning, to the teaching service, and to the education system itself. …

  2. Mitigating the Impact of HIV/AIDS on Education

    At present, Malawi's urban areas indicate an HIV/AIDS prevalence rate of nearly 26%, with rural areas having a prevalence around 12%. …

  3. Ministry of Education Response to HIV/AIDS: Country Presentation: Botswana

    The first AIDS case in Botswana was reported in 1985. By the year 2000 the country was experiencing one of the severest HIV/AIDS epidemic on the continent. The governments' initial response was to start a National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) and a short Term Plan. Government of Botswana developed a National HIV/AIDS Policy in 1993. Following this came the medium Term Plan I (MTPI) which placed response to the epidemic on the Health Sector at the district level. At the end of the implementation of the MTPI it was realised that there was a need to shift to a multi-sectoral approach. …

  4. Ministry of Education Policy on HIV/AIDS Education

    The HIV/AIDS Education Policy of the Ministry of Education was developed as part of the national response to the epidemic. The Ministry has a major responsibility to reduce the spread of HIV infection by addressing HIV/AIDS in its education programmes. This is done through infusion/integration of HIV/AIDS issues in the school curriculum and related training of the teaching force. The key aim is to equip all with skills, to develop attitudes and practices to curb the spread and manage HIV/AIDS. …

  5. Managing educational quality in an AIDS environment: development of a district-level database

    Maintaining and enhancing educational quality in the context of the HIV and AIDS epidemic is particularly difficult because the virus is infecting increasing numbers of teaching and administrative staff in the education sector. The epidemic is also affecting pupils. Many have lost one or both parents, leading to financial strains and erratic attendance. In this context, it is important to track on a regular basis factors affecting educational quality during the school year in order to take corrective and preventive measures. …

  6. Living and learning in a world with HIV/AIDS: HIV/AIDS at school

    Three booklets have been prepared as part of UNESCO's response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, aimed at promoting a supportive school environment of non-discrimination towards people who are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS: for teachers, parents and young people.This kit contains three booklets (teachers supporting young people, parents supporting young people, young people acting together) and a poster. The Russian version has been adpated to the Central Asian context.

  7. Learning for life work and the future: research paper on HIV/AIDS in TVET staff development

    The paper underlines the need for TVET to develop common regional strategies for professional development geared towards empowering TVE trainers in planning and implementing the best approaches to HIV/aids education. The trainers are the key holders to the continuous dilemma posed by the epidemic in the education system.

  8. Leading the way in the education sector: advocating for a comprehensive approach to HIV and AIDS in the Caribbean

    This workbook is designed to help you advocate for a comprehensive approach to combating HIV and AIDS in the education sector. The frameworks, examples and worksheets provided here will guide you in designing an advocacy strategy to inform and influence policymakers and your colleagues.

  9. L'Epidémie du VIH/sida: Un défi pour la réalisation de la scolarisation primaire universelle en Afrique Subsaharienne

    Cette étude comprend une analyse de l'impact de l'épidémie du VIH/Sida sur le système éducatif ; des propositions d'interventions pour atténuer ces impacts et lutter contre le VIH/Sida dans le secteur de l'éducation ;un aperçu des initiatives internationales et nationales mises en oeuvre pour répondre à cette problématique de développement de l'éducation dans un contexte d'épidémie de VIH/Sida.

  10. Keeping the education system healthy: managing the impact of HIV/AIDS on education in South Africa

    HIV/AIDS not only attacks individuals. It also attacks systems. Until recently, HIV/AIDS has been perceived primarily as a health problem, which can be contained by effective health education programmes. But the deadly virus has not been contained and continues to spread so widely that it is now having a profound adverse impact on communities and institutions. Government's health-focused HIV/AIDS plans have failed to consider what must be done when the disease is out of control and state systems are themselves threatened. …

  11. Institutional responses to HIV/AIDS from institutions of higher education in the Southern African Development Community

    This report compares, analyses, and summarises findings on institutional responses to HIV/AIDS from public institutions of higher education in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). By examining current responses this report aims to illustrate why and how higher education institutions must develop and sustain institutional responses to HIV/AIDS both individually and regionally, and also presents guidelines on how current gaps could be addressed and successes developed. …

  12. Impact of HIV/AIDS on education and teachers in Uganda. Final report submitted to: Uganda National Teachers' Union (UNATU)

    This report presents results of a baseline survey commissioned by Uganda National Teachers Union (UNATU) to gather baseline information that will guide the planning and implementation of the EFAIDS project. The study investigated the impact of HIV/AIDS on the education sector with particular focus on teachers. Both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods were employed. …

  13. Imagined Futures II: universities as incubators of change, Pretoria, 26-27 September 2007. Conference report

    This document brings together key note speeches and summaries of debates from the Imagined Futures II conference. Topics include: students as agents of change; curriculum; knowledge exchange; peer education and masculinity.

  14. Higher education institutions in Africa responding to HIV/AIDS

    This document contains the following reports: Response of universities and colleges to HIV/AIDS, Response of teacher training colleges in Africa to HIV/AIDS, Response of Polytechnics in Africa to HIV/AIDS

  15. HIV/AIDS: Towards a Strategy for Commonwealth Universities

    The overall objective of this project is to engage the ongoing commitment of the whole university community in the battle against HIV/AIDS.The specific aims of the Lusaka workshop were to:assess the scale of the problem in selected SSA universities; look at particular issues raised by HIV/AIDS in the context of teaching, research and managment; identify examples of good practice

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